Capital Improvement Plan: From Concept to Implementation

Planning for big goals, like becoming a Net Zero community, while attending to the smallest details of managing a diverse building portfolio, is hard. This session will explore how the City of Cambridge, MA is doing just that, using a long-term, integrated capital improvement plan. Implemented in 2015, the Cambridge Municipal Facilities Improvement Plan (MFIP) is a 43-building, 13-year program designed to achieve a low-carbon, resilient, healthy, and inclusive building portfolio, while simultaneously attending to short-term emergency and deferred maintenance needs. Representatives from Cambridge’s DPW, Arup Engineering, and ICON Architecture will discuss processes used to build consensus around the MFIP and its multi-faceted goals. They will share insight into data collection and visualization methods, tools developed, initial projects implemented, and lessons learned.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Harbor 2

Experience Level: 

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)

CEU Information: 

AICP 1.5 Comprehensive Planning credits


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